Monday, 10 June 2013

The Early Bird Catches the...

The Early Bird Catches the... Worm, or in this case, the Stencils. I am of course talking about Sharon B's CQ stencils.

I am lucky enough to live in the same time zone, read her blog post when it was 'fresh off the press' and ordered the stencils quickly before they were sold out.
They arrived by post on Saturday and I have since then been playing around a bit.

First I scribbled on paper,

then made a little design which I have just finished stitching. Great fun because the stencils are so easy to use.

So these stencils are not only useful for marking fancy seams on crazy quilts, but also for marking other embroidery designs.

If you want to order your own, head over to Pintangle and leave a comment on the link above.


  1. You have created a lovely design with your new stencils, as you say they can be used for all sorts of designing, so have fun with them!

  2. You've made lovely use of those designs.

  3. You should get paid for your advertising, Carin! I also saw Sharon's post as soon as it came out, but wasn't sure I needed these. Now that I see what you've done, I must have them!! I've left Sharon a comment. I hope she gets the next batch soon!

  4. You're a lucky girl! I saw them too when she just posted them, but it was almost midnight here, so I thought I could order them the next day. Your examples makes me want to play with the stencils! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Fun to own but even more fun to use. Great move!

  6. you are one of the lucky ones, we are now waiting for the next batch to appear and seeing what you have done Queenie makes me want some even more.

  7. Wow, I would never have thought of making embroidery motifs with them! I like your finished stitching, the floral sequins are a neat touch :)

  8. You were quick getting the stencils and they look great.

  9. You got in quick for those and your results are great.


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